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The Skirball Museum’s core collection will be closed for several months so that new lighting can be installed and displays updated. Key works from the core collection will be displayed in other parts of the building including the first floor lobby, second floor balcony, and in the elevator lobbies on the third and fourth floors beginning in September. There will be plenty of art to see throughout the building while this renovation takes place for the first time in nearly 30 years! Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

 

We are pleased to introduce a 3D virtual tour of the Skirball Museum’s core exhibition, An Eternal People: The Jewish Experience, as well as a 3D virtual tour of our recent exhibition, Striking Medals: 50 Years of the Jewish-American Hall of Fame. These tours are not intended to replace an actual visit to the Skirball Museum—rather to entice you to experience the museum in real time! This opportunity for virtual touring comes at a very good time, however, as the Skirball’s core exhibition and temporary exhibition space are currently undergoing renovation, and are scheduled to reopen in February of 2020. In the meantime, enjoy the virtual tour, and come visit the current exhibition, Modern Israeli Art: Recent Gifts from Nancy Berman and Alan Bloch, on view through January 5 on the museum’s second floor.

CLICK HERE FOR A 3D VIRTUAL TOUR OF AN ETERNAL PEOPLE: THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE

CLICK HERE FOR A 3D VIRTUAL TOUR OF STRIKING MEDALS: 50 YEARS OF THE JEWISH-AMERICAN HALL OF FAME


 The Power of Women in the Jewish-American Hall of Fame

ON VIEW IN THE LOBBY OF MAYERSON HALL NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 29, 2020

The Skirball Museum celebrates the POWER OF HER with a display of medals from the Jewish-American Hall of Fame commemorating the accomplishments of six remarkable women in fields including literature, education, advocacy, medicine, and public service.

The Skirball Museum is proud to present profiles of six members of the Jewish-American Hall of Fame and the medals commemorating their accomplishments. Each of these women has made significant contributions in literature, education, advocacy, medicine, and public service. These medals are from a collection representing 50 years of the Jewish-American Hall of Fame, recently gifted to the Skirball Museum by Mel and Esther Wacks, Debra Wacks, and Sheri Wacks.

The featured women are Emma Lazarus, whose sonnet, “The New Colossus,” is at the entrance to the Statue of Liberty; Ernestine Rose, who worked tirelessly on behalf of women’s rights alongside Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton; Henrietta Szold, founder of Hadassah and the Hadassah Hospital system in Jerusalem; Lillian Wald, creator of the Henry Street Settlement on New York’s Lower East Side; Gertrude Elion, whose research led to the development of the AIDS drug AZT and who was a Nobel laureate in Medicine; and Rebecca Gratz, who founded several social service and educational agencies in Philadelphia.

All but one of the six medals displayed were designed by women. Gerta Ries Weiner designed the medals for Ernestine Rose, Emma Lazarus, Rebecca Gratz and Henrietta Szold. The medal for Lillian Wald was designed by Virginia Janssen.

 

POWER OF HER is a collaboration of organizations across the 

Greater Cincinnati region, united to activate and amplify 

 women's voices in the arts. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Modern Israeli Art: Recent Gifts From Nancy Berman and Alan Bloch

Anna Ticho. Mordecai Ardon. Yosl Bergner. Marcel Janco. Menashe Kadishman. Reuven Rubin. Ivan Schwebel. Shalom of Safed. Anna Ticho. David Gerstein. This exhibition features ten works by some of the best-known and most influential artists living and working in Israel throughout the twentieth century. Recently gifted to the Skirball Museum by Nancy Berman and Alan Bloch, many of the works were purchased directly from the artists or from distinguished early Israeli galleries by Nancy Berman’s parents, Philip and Muriel Berman.

 

ISH logoEXHIBITION OPENING

Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 5:30–8 pm
Mayerson Hall, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
3101 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH
5:30 Reception in Mayerson Hall
6:15 Remarks and light Israeli music provided by Jewish Folk Duo, Irina & Jude. Be sure to catch them again at ish, Cincinnati’s Jewish and Israeli arts and cultural festival on September 22 in Washington Park.
Learn more at ishFestival.com
Reservations recommended.
 
 

PUBLIC PROGRAMS 

TAKE TEN! A CLOSE LOOK AT MODERN ISRAELI ART

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 7 pm in Mayerson Hall
Join Skirball Museum director Abby Schwartz for an informative slide presentation. Learn about the artists represented in the exhibition and their important contributions to the development of modern art in Israel. Collector Nancy Berman will join us via SKYPE to talk about the formation of her personal collection of Israeli art and to answer questions from the audience. Berman was the curator of the HUC Skirball Museum in Los Angeles from 1972 to 1995 and served as director of the Museum of the Skirball Cultural Center from 1996 to 2002. An exhibition walk and talk is included. 
Reservations recommended. 
Register Today

 

LUNCH AND LEARN

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 12–2 pm in Mayerson Hall
Join Skirball Museum director Abby Schwartz for an informative slide presentation over a casual lunch. Learn about the artists represented in the exhibition and their important contributions to the development of modern art in Israel. An exhibition walk and talk is included. 
Reservations required.
Register Today

 

CLOSING DAY OF THE EXHIBITION 

Sunday, January 5, 2020 from 1–5 pm in Mayerson Hall
Enjoy this last opportunity to self-tour Modern Israeli Art: Recent Gifts from Nancy Berman and Alan Bloch. 

 

SKirball Museum Masthead logoPrograms are free and open to the public.

SKIRBALL MUSEUM

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Sunday @ 1:00 – 5:00 pm.

 

GROUP TOURS 

jashton@huc.edu or 513.487.3098 

 

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